The New York Yankees couldn’t touch Eduardo Rodriguez Friday night, but they had no trouble against Addison Reed and Joe Kelly. Then the magic arrived.
“Big-time – I mean, big-time – throw”, fellow outfielder Brett Gardner said. Aaron Hicks clobbered a two-run homer to right.
Gary Sanchez hit his 19th homer for the Yankees, a two-run drive in the first.
The loss snaps the Red Sox eight game winning streak and drops them to 65-50 on the season.
Todd Frazier singled in Judge, giving the N.J. native his biggest hit in pinstripes to date.
The pitching matchup is Boston’s Drew Pomeranz against New York’s Luis Severino.
With three showdowns in four weeks against their closest pursuer for the division title, the Boston Red Sox jiggered their starting rotation to make sure ace Chris Sale will pitch in all three series.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yankees are -157 money line favorites versus the Red Sox, who have odds of +147 to pull off the upset in the Bronx.
Boston’s bats brought the thunder to take an early lead.
Rodriguez recorded his first quality start in four chances since coming off the disabled list last Friday, when he held the Chicago White Sox to two runs and four hits in six innings.
New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in a Saturday MLB baseball match up. Considering the Yankees were already trailing the Red Sox by 4.5 games these ten games seem ultra important. Minnesota received 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief in its sixth consecutive win.
Yes if it succeeds you are standing 90 feet away with 1 out in the inning, but on the flip side if it fails, you still only have a runner at second, and two outs in the inning.
Mike Trout scored the go-ahead run on an error in the top of the ninth inning as Los Angeles rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat Seattle.
Rodriguez departed after six, handing the game over to Boston’s bullpen. Instead, he became the first Yankees pitcher to give up 10 runs at the new Yankee Stadium since it opened in 2009.
As Sanchez’ primary backup, Romine is projected for 1 home run, 3 doubles and 8 RBI for the remainder of the season. But Hicks, the left fielder, threw out Eduardo Nunez trying to take third, and Chapman got Mitch Moreland, who had replaced Hanley Ramirez at first for defensive purposes, to fly out to center to end the game.
The Yankees improved to to 61-53. While the Yankees haven’t finished below.500 since 1992, and made the playoffs every year from 2010-12, they didn’t get further than the ALCS in any of those years, and since then have played in just one postseason game, losing the 2015 AL wild card to the Astros.